SUNNY DAYS AHEAD: On the First Day of Summer in 2016, Doug the Quahog predicted a whopping 100 beach days on the horizon for the Cape!
The 8th Annual Quahog Day was held June 20, 2016 at the Mattakeese Wharf Restaurant overlooking Barnstable Harbor. The quirky, annual event received a mighty dose of broadcasting flair, thanks to this year's emcee, NECN Meteorologist Pete Bouchard.
The Quahog Day tradition has become a rite of passage into summer for Cape Cod residents. Kicking off the summer season, the region's official Quahog—Doug—tells us how many days of beach weather we have to look forward to during the season. During his "Prognostication Ceremony," Doug secretly whispers his prediction into the ear of his human sidekick, Captain Johnny Quahog, aka The Secretary General of Quahog Republic.
Doug has a shell of a reputation on Cape Cod. During the event, he is escorted by a Quahog Security Detail, a team of black-suited men and women armed with clamming rakes. Read the stories of Doug's loyal Quahog Security Members.
Come witness history in the making! Join us on the First Day of Summer in 2017 when Doug is back again with his highly anticipated prediction!
And be on Doug Watch all year long: Like Doug on Facebook, follow him on Twitter, find him on Instagram and watch his escapades on Vine.
Watch video from the 8th Annual Quahog Day! Video footage provided by Shoreline Media Productions.
Check out Doug's new theme song, written by Andrew Rapo of Quahog Corner and nominated for a 2014 New England Emmy Award!
Ever wonder how Doug the Quahog first launched from the dinner plate right into the spotlight? "Behind the Mollusk: The Story of Johnny & Doug" traces Doug’s story from start to finish...the life of this successful New England Prognosticator lies much deeper than his hard shell! Check out Doug's story in the video below!